For her second feature film “Don’t Worry Darling”, presented at the close of the 48th American Film Festival in Deauville, Olivia Wilde delivers a mysterious thriller, and allows its main actress Florence Pugh to deliver a very great performance.
Olivia Wilde’s second feature film
After the screening of Blonde hairit was therefore the turn of another highly anticipated film to present itself at the 48th American Film Festival of Deauville: Don’t Worry Darling. At the end of its 2022 edition, the Deauville Festival therefore presented Olivia Wilde’s film, distributed by the prestigious Warner, thus symbolizing the beautiful Franco-American understanding that the Festival celebrates. In theaters on September 21, 2022, the public thus had the primacy of this thriller with particularly psychological material. This one tells the story of Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles), a young couple living in Victory Town and to whom everything seems to succeed.
The pretty house, the secret job of Jack, Alice who thrives on bricking the house and concocting delicious meals for her husband. An idyllic facade for a careful reconstitution of a catalog of theamerican way of life of the 50s. Everything is there, the cars with strong colors, the vintage decoration, the costumes, the music (Don’t Worry Darling has a very nice soundtrack), the accessories, etc. Everything is there, but until you wonder if this is all real… One day, Alice will indeed begin to have nightmares, to have anxiety attacks. Something is wrong, and she wants to know what.
Florence Pugh at the top
We will have to count on it when it comes time to do the accounts come the season of the awards ceremonies. Like Ana de Armas the day before in Blonde hairFlorence Pugh delivers a masterful performance in Don’t Worry Darling. Under the desert sun as in the darkness through which the situation will pass, Alice is in all her states, from happiness to terror. Violent, loving, worried and confident… The portrait delivered by Florence Pugh is exceptional. We expected no less, and we do not hide our pleasure to see her flourish elsewhere than in films like Black Widowwhich only show a tiny part of his talent.
Don’t Worry Darling is a thriller with unravel a mystery, and we won’t reveal more. We can nevertheless assure that the casting around Florence Pugh is in tune with the overall high quality of the film. Chris Pine as Jack’s charismatic boss, Gemma Chan as his model wife, and Olivia Wilde herself as a careerist neighbor.
The film delivers a review that could well create debate, especially given its very strong character. In any case, the projection of this Don’t Worry Darling, very American in substance and formwas the ideal event to close this 2022 edition of the Deauville American Film Festival.